Who We Are

Realty Corporation is a privately held firm with Real Estate investment and advisory activities in Europe and the United States. Combining intellectual curiosity, deep market knowledge, and decades-long relationships, we identify and execute investments transactions where we have steadfast conviction on delivering superior returns for our own balance sheet and for our co-investors.

Unlike other boutiques that limit themselves to specific countries or asset classes, we instead focus on opportunities for compelling Real Estate returns regardless of product type and geography. Our clear focus is on the top cities in Europe and the United States, where we have the firm belief that population dynamics, demographic shifts, trends in e-commerce, and the sharing/gig economy will have a profound impact on how we use Real Estate in the future. We believe we are at the dawn of a major trend where innovation, growth, livelihoods and liveliness will take place in major urban centers, and we want to be part of that.

Though our analytical rigor and sophistication is on par with the world’s finest investment houses, for us, it’s not just about the model, it’s about the mission. Every transaction must fit into a theme where we perceive long-term value, be it in fixing a broken capital stack, transforming an asset into its highest and best use, or delivering our expertise to re-think leasing strategy.

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Our Activities


We invest directly in compelling value-add and opportunistic Real Estate transactions in major European cities and dense areas of economic activity.

  • Last-mile logistics
  • Urban residential in exciting sub-markets or in the path of growth
  • Transitional office buildings underperforming in excellent locations
  • Local needs or specialty retail with high cash-on-cash and the potential for rent growth


We bring our deep investment and operating experience to developers, governments, private equity funds, and corporates as they navigate an increasingly complicated global landscape.

  • In cooperation with our exclusive partner, McKinsey & Co, we deliver strategic Real Estate investment and operating advice to a top-tier global client base
  • Our advice is tailored, practical and based on the trends we currently see happening on the ground


We focus on how we can use technology to improve products and services to deliver a meaningful impact on how we live, work, and shop.

  • With our background in real estate private equity (REPE) in Europe and the US, we are the “Prop” in the PropTech ecosystem
  • We target start-ups where our real estate knowledge, network and strategic guidance can drive outsized value
  • We invest in early stage start ups that are raising their seed to series A rounds, with proven traction ready to scale up and expand
  • To date, we have invested directly in 6 early-stage start-ups as well as a strategic investment in the management company of PiLabs, the leading PropTech VC fund in Europe
Our Approach
We are distinguished by our tenant-centric approach to underwriting. Leasing is the lifeblood of our business, and understanding tenant affordability, location strategy, and evolving occupier needs are critical for the assessment of each investment

Current Market Opportunity

As a result of the current market situation, a period of dislocation and illiquidity, investors are searching for assets with operational resilience and robust tenant demand. Our investment methodology allows us to select assets that will create compelling returns in the long term. This, coupled with our strategic asset management skills allow us to be competitive in acquiring transitional properties with both operational upside and meaningful growth

Technology Enables Change

Proptech is transforming the way people transact and interact with the built world. Innovation and sustainability are at the forefront of the evolving Real Estate landscape. Realty is an active participant in digital transformation and solutions by investing and bringing to life unique high utility products and services in the PropTech space
Track Record

Representative Transactions

Serviced Apartments Portfolio
Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Development & Asset Management of 1,397 units in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Student Housing & Serviced Apartment Development
Cracow, Poland

Acquisition for development of 700 beds

Student Housing Portfolio

Development & Asset Management of 1,024 beds

Co-living Development
London, United Kingdom

Acquisition and transformation of a rental residential asset in Aldgate with a separate account investor

Retail Warehouse Portfolio I
Regional, United Kingdom

Acquisition of a junior note in a defaulted CMBS structure, secured against a portfolio of UK retail warehouses

Retail Warehouse Portfolio II
Regional, United Kingdom

Acquisition and restructuring of an impaired loan, secured against a diversified portfolio of low-density retail and land across the UK

Residential, Office and Retail Development
London, United Kingdom

Development of 180 new homes together with offices and retail space centred around a new public courtyard in West Hampstead.

Co-living and Flat Sharing Portfolio
Western Europe

Acquisition for development of co-living homes with up to 10,000 beds

Landmark Office Redevelopment Project
London, United Kingdom

Acquisition of Deutsche Bank HQ in the City of London to redevelop the asset into a sustainable, highly ESG-led prime office


Leading PropTech Fund Manager

Direct investment in Fund III. Founded in 2015, Pi Labs is a leading European PropTech VC and accelerator, focusing on pre-Seed to Seed stage innvestments.

Leading AirBnB Hosting Platform

Direct post-Series-A investment. Founded in 2015, Houst is the largest third-party management platform for AirBnB amongst others.

Property configuration platform

Direct Seed+ investment. Founded in 2017, Propster is a web based, platform independent software and marketplace for property developers, project developers, construction companies, buyers and tenants

B2C buy to let platform

Direct Seed and follow-on Series A investment. Founded in 2020, Beanstock is an all-in-one B2C platform simplifying the process of investing in rental properties and subsequently managing the assets.

Construction logistics platform

Direct Seed investment. Founded in 2018, Propergate is a one-stop digital platform where all materials, deliveries, and equipment are tracked and managed on a construction site.

Bed bug prevention company

Direct Seed investment. Founded in 2019, Valpas is an IoT solution that prevents bed bug infestation of living spaces.

Platform automating the inventories of fixtures

Direct Seed+ and follow-on investment. Founded in 2018, Check & Visit is a B2B platform to book and manage inventories of fixtures, leveraging a mobile application that automates the inventory process entirely.

Software automating the due diligence process in the real estate industry
United Kingdom

Series A investment. Founded in 2019, Orbital Witness is a B2B machine-learning software generating real estate risk profiles to automate the due diligence process for the real estate industry.

Our People

Our investment professionals were all trained in, or held senior positions in, some of the world’s leading investment institutions, such as: Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Hines, Captiva and Tishman Speyer.

We love the small company feel of our business, though we are privileged to have aligned ourselves with some of the largest global players in the industry as our co-investors. We speak their language, understand their objectives, and deliver at a level that exceeds their expectations.

Investment Team

Jonathan Lurie Managing Partner

Jon is Realty’s Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer. He established the company in 2017 as his family office upon retiring from Blackstone, where he was a senior executive in the Real Estate group.

At Realty, Jon is responsible for the firm’s investment activities in both Real Estate and PropTech. He oversees the deployment of Realty’s balance sheet, and leads several of Realty’s key capital relationships, including co-investment and operating partner activities.

Jon gained extensive experience both in the boardroom, having served on the boards of Logicor, Office First (IVG), Songbird (Canary Wharf), Multi Corporation, TLG, and GSW (now Deutsche Wohnen), as well as on the ground, leading the operational, corporate, and development strategy of over 25 billion euros of Real Estate from single assets to large portfolios. Over his career, he has bought, managed, and sold tens of millions of square meters of Real Estate across Europe. Key highlights include the creation of Logicor, Blackstone’s marquee logistics and industrial business, which grew to be the largest in Europe, and Multi Corporation, a distressed retail developer that was transformed into one of Europe’s largest retail asset management businesses, owning or managing more than 150 centers at its peak.

Through Realty Corporation, Jon currently serves as a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company, advising clients around the globe on their investment strategy and priorities.

Jon’s previous roles included serving as a managing director at Blackstone, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, and various investment and development positions at Tishman Speyer and Morgan Stanley.

He graduated with highest honors from Princeton University, and received an MBA with honors in Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wiktor Karol Waligora Partner

Wiktor oversees Realty’s Real Estate and PropTech investment activities across Europe, including several key co-investor relationships. He also serves on the firm’s Management and Investment Committee.

Notable recent transactions include the acquisition and planned development of a serviced residential scheme in London, a student housing asset in Cracow, Poland, as well as several distressed debt acquisitions comprising transitional retail properties in the UK. In Proptech, his recent investments include a stake in PiLabs, Europe’s leading Proptech VC fund, as well as direct investments in VenueX, collaborating with online platforms such as Google and Apple Maps, and Houst, a third party management platform that services AirBnB hosts, among others.

Wiktor currently serves as a committee member of GRI Global Committee - Proptech, focusing on capitalizing on growth opportunities within the Proptech sector.

Prior to Realty, Wiktor gained Real Estate investment experience working on the underwriting and strategic asset management of multiple investment portfolios in Europe owned by Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunity Fund, through his role at Northdale in London. Previously, Wiktor worked at Blackstone’s retail investment platform, Multi Corporation, in a similar role covering central and eastern Europe. He also gained experience working at a Government-owned financial group, the Polish Development Fund.

Wiktor graduated with highest honors from IE Business School in Madrid, having also studied Real Estate Finance and Investment at the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.

Robert Friedrich Karde Managing Director

Robert leads the German business of Realty. He has 12 years of experience in the areas of Real Estate Investment, Asset Management and Structured Finance. At Realty, Robert is responsible for the German strategy as well as for sourcing, underwriting and execution of transactions for a number of JVs and investment management mandates from large institutional investors.

From 2011 to 2019, Robert has worked as a Director at Captiva (formerly Natixis Capital Partners) where he was responsible for all underwriting and strategic asset management activities of the company. Prior to that he gained experience at the commercial Real Estate lending division at DZHYP AG, one of Europe’s leading specialist Real Estate lending institutions, and in the Real Estate investment banking division of Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. AG & Co. KgaA.

Robert holds a Master of Real Estate Finance degree from the EBS Universität, Oestrich-Winkel, and a Master of Finance degree from the University of Amsterdam.

Emil Domeracki Head of Land Investment and Development

Emil leads the land investments for Realty Corporation. Emil has 20+ years of experience in real estate investments and development which he gained by cooperating with private equity investors, RE funds and senior managers, or owners, of development companies.

Emil was head of land development at Colliers Poland for 15 years specializing in land purchases and sales transactions, with the main focus on providing full-scope real estate services to financial investors. Most recently he was involved in developing the BTR/PRS sector in Poland. Through his roles he has worked with volumes surpassing PLN 5 billion. Most recently, he was responsible for coordinating due diligence, representing clients during negotiations, and preparing market analysis, financial analysis and feasibility studies.

Emil brings understanding in how to work with local authorities and participating in special laws allowing for a fast path of land planning changes, while simultaneously taking care of development and the unblemished profits for investors. He comes with a unique approach to project evaluation, selection, and effective negotiation.

Prior to joining Realty he was an advisor to the president of the management board of financial companies such as BRE Bank and HypoVereisen Bank. He also co-founded the sales departments in banks such as Raiffeisen Bank, CitiCorp as well as for mobile operators such as ERA (now T-Mobile).

Emil graduated from the Polish Open University (Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania) majoring in entrepreneurship in business.

Jonathan Percy General Counsel

Jon is Realty Corporation’s General Counsel, advising management on legal, regulatory and operational matters, as well as assisting on transaction and contract negotiations and structuring.

Jon is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, and over the last seven years has worked in-house with businesses in a variety of sectors, with particular focus on property, tech and private equity.

Jon trained and qualified as a corporate lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright, working on a wide variety of corporate legal transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and public and private company work.

He graduated from the University of York with a degree in English, and from BPP Law School in London with commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law, and distinction in the Legal Practice Course. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Kursad Arman Proptech Venture Partner

Kursad serves as a Venture Partner to Realty Corporation. He founded VenueX bringing indoor maps, business data and in-store inventory online to drive foot traffic to stores and venues.

With 15 years experience, Kursad has a strong foundation and an expansive international network in PropTech and RetailTech. As a serial entrepreneur, Kursad strives at developing new products that move the physical businesses to digital. He spent the first 5 years of his career leading sales and business development at V-Count, an innovative company that measures footfall. He later founded KNS, which has been providing digitalization solutions for 100+ shopping centers in 7 countries to date.

Kursad graduated with a Bachelor of Science from METU, a leading technical university in Turkey. He is fluent in English and Turkish.

Maximilien Michel Vice President

Maximilien is responsible for acquisitions across the firm's initiatives, and additionally supports the sourcing of transactions in Europe and the US.

Maximilien gained experience with the investment team of KKR, executing various industrial and real estate acquisitions across Europe. He formerly worked as a Private Equity Associate at Europa Capital Partners in the Value-Add fund. Maximilien has prior experience in the Mergers & Acquisitions team of BNP Paribas where he supported Shurgard in its €600m IPO on Euronext as well as Sociéte de la Tour Eiffel on its €1.7bn merger with Affine.

Maximilien is a French national with a MSc in Finance and studied in both Bocconi University and SKEMA Business School, in Milan and Paris.

Jonathan Roh Senior Associate

Jonathan has over six years of commercial real estate capital markets advisory and investment banking experience with direct involvement of over $1.8B of completed M&A, recapitalization and strategic advisory transactions.

He formerly worked as an Associate at JLL’s M&A and Corporate Advisory. Previously, Jonathan worked at Chesterfield Faring where he supported capital markets advisory mandates across the capital stack and geographies in the U.S. Jonathan is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at London Business School. He holds MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and BS in Managerial Economics from U.C. Davis.

Jesse Ju Investment Analyst

Jesse is responsible for analysing, underwriting, and supporting Realty’s European Real Estate acquisition initiatives as well as advisory mandates.

Prior to joining Realty Corporation, Jesse spent over a year with Deutsche Banks’s REGLL M&A team in London. During his tenure, he supported the team on several landmark transactions across the real estate and gaming verticals, including Vonovia’s €30.1bn takeover of Deutsche Wohnen and Ballys $2.7bn takeover of Gamesys. He also gained exposure working alongside colleagues from the equity and debt capital markets team across various financing mandates, namely acting as the lead support for Flutter’s $3bn Term Loan B refinancing and syndication.

Jesse holds a BA in Geography from the London School of Economics.

Eric Röstlund Analyst - Corporate Strategy & Operations

Eric supports Realty’s financial and operational activities as well as its corporate strategic initiatives.

He has prior experience working at leading Scandinavian bank Handelsbanken, working as a financial advisor for high net worth individuals. He led a team of analysts that monitored client portfolios and offered strategic investment advice. Eric graduated with a first class degree in Finance from the University of Tampa.

Sergio Nuehrmann Investment Analyst

Sergio is responsible for the analysis and underwriting of pan-European investment transactions with a particular focus on the Iberian region.

He has experience working in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas. Prior to that he interned with Realty Corporation throughout his freshman and junior years at University. Sergio has native fluency in German, Spanish, Portuguese and English.

He studied Politics and Economics at Harvard University, Accounting at MIT Sloan School of Management, and graduated from IE Business School in Madrid.

Contact Us

London Office

One Heddon Street
Mayfair, London W1B 4BD
Main: +44 20 7661 7773

Hamburg Office

Hallerstrasse 4
20146 Hamburg
Main: +49 40 299 99111

American Office

100 SE Fifth Ave, Suite 309
Boca Raton FL 33432
Main: +1 (561) 757 3739